O Salutaris Hostia is one of Eriks Ešenvalds’ most popular pieces. Originally written for female voices, the composer later created a version for full choir on which this arrangement is based. It has a gentle meditation with the two soloists drifting across the soft band accompaniment, alternately echoing and imitating each other or joining together in thirds. The effect is quietly ecstatic, a brief moment of adoration and wonderment. This arrangement can be played with either two cornets or two euphoniums as soloists as the accompaniment works just as effectively with either.
Brings contemporary choral repertoire by a leading international composer to the band world.
Arrangement of Eriks Ešenvalds' highly successful choral piece 'O Salutaris Hostia'.
Arranged by brass band specialist Phillip Littlemore.
Part of EP Brass Band Series
Meditative, beautiful piece, highly attractive for audiences, and proven success as a choral work.
Suitable for intermediate band at 2nd Section and above.